On the Edge

Sur la planche
Germany-Morocco-France, 2011, 110'
Director: Leila Kilani
Writer: Leila Kilani
Producer: Charlotte Vincent
Cast: Soufia Issami, Mouna Bahmad, Nouzha Akel, Sara Bitioui

Production: Aurora Films

Awards and nominations:

IFF Tanger - Grand Prix; Independent IFF Brussels - Best Actress (Soufia Issami), Special Jury Award; IFF Taormina - Golden Tauro, Best Director, Best Acting Performance; IFF Oslo - FIPRESCI Prize

In Tangier, Badia and Imane, two young Moroccan girls of around twenty, walk in line amongst an army of workers who fill up the city with their coming and going back and forth. They both work in a shrimp-packaging factory, a difficult and humiliating job, where the strong odor of shrimp seeps into the pores of their skin. Badia's hands are busy but her head is idle; she perfumes herself with lies to wash away the shrimp smell and pretends to be someone else.


16.01 - Euro Cinema - 20,00'
24.01 - Euro Cinema - 18,30'
02.02 - Euro Cinema - 19,45'